Food Security high on the COP27 Agenda
Participants at COP26 in Glasgow, which took place in late 2021, agreed that a transition towards sustainable and climate-resilient food systems will be crucial towards guaranteeing food security and ending hunger throughout the globe, as well as to achieve climate objectives, such as emission reductions. Various pledges and agreements were signed during that Summit, calling for an acceleration of action to deal with the combined challenges of climate change and global food security. These messages reinforced the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit, which had put food systems at the centre of the international policy agenda, with linkages to many global issues including climate change. Government and non-governmental stakeholders alike, expressed their interest and plans to put the food systems and climate linkages high on the agenda during COP27.